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August 2, 1775 Ebenezer McCarthy is charge with enlisting Georgia recruits into the South Carolina regiments
August 2, 1776 Button Gwinnett, George Walton, and Lyman Hall sign the Declaration of Independence
  George Walton
August 2, 1864 Stoneman's Raiders are repelled by Georgia Rebels at Barber's Creek
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 2, 1926 Sears Roebuck on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta opens its doors for business
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 2, 1960 After just over a year in existance, the Continental League folds without playing a single game. Major League Baseball agrees to accept four of its franchises as expansion teams in 1962.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
August 2, 1985 Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes while attempting to land at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. The original impact was in an empty field, but the plane remained intact and "bounced" onto a 6-lane highway, then crashing into a pair of water tanks. 136 out of 167 passengers died.
  Delta Air Lines
August 2, 1997 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium is demolished. It takes 30 seconds for explosive charges to level the building
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Fulton County, Georgia
August 2, 2010 Noting its inability to compel testimony, a commission appointed by the Atlanta School Board reports that widespread cheating in Atlanta schools is limited to 12 of 58 flagged by the state.
August 2, 2011 Zephyrhills, Florida, police officer Kevin Widner encounters gunfire on when he pursues a white Subaru speeding in a 35 mph zone. The group is later identified as the Dougherty family.
  Dougherty Gang
August 2, 2011 The Dougherty gang, comprised of 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty and her two younger brothers, Dylan, 26, and Ryan, 21, from East Palatka, Florida rob CertusBank in Valdosta, Georgia
  Dougherty Gang
  Lowndes County, Georgia
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